The Relationship Between Reading Strategies, English Language Proficiency, And Reading Comprehension Among Chinese International Students in A Malaysian Public University
The purpose of the study is to determine the extent to which reading strategies and language proficiency in English affect reading comprehension among Chinese international undergraduates. The study objective is also to establish reading difficulties faced by these students and identify successful reading strategies they practised that affect their reading comprehension. The quantitative data collected through a questionnaire and a reading test. The findings employing SPSS (descriptive analysis) indicate how reading strategies and language proficiency collectively explain the variance in the students’ test results. Besides informing scholarly practices of academic reading, this research contributes to ESL curriculum development and teaching in that it highlights the crucial elements that need to be incorporated in an effective ESL academic reading module.
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